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Keep Safe - Keep Well this winter

Our Hebridean Winter weather brings with it many difficulties and dangers. There are however a few simple steps we can all take to ensure that we are ready for severe weather conditions. Preparation is paramount in ensuring personal safety and that is why this week the Outer Hebrides Community Safety Partnership is launching its annual ‘Keep Well- Keep Safe this Winter’ public awareness campaign which is aimed at alerting the community to the additional safety measures we must consider throughout the winter months.

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Are you ready for winter?

Practical tips to ensure you are ready for winter

As the weather starts to get colder it is important to get prepared now rather than waiting until extreme weather affects us.

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Katie Emmott speaking out at the Action for Change Weekend.

Young Lewis Woman set to make change

A young Girlguiding Scotland member from the Isle of Lewis will be taking on change in her local area after joining Action for Change, the UK’s largest girl-led advocacy network.

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Don’t let alcohol spoil your enjoyment this festive season

Don’t let alcohol spoil your enjoyment this festive season

The festive holidays are when family and friends come together and many people enjoy alcohol at these times of togetherness and celebration.

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Pictured is MSP Alasdair with HIV Scotland, CEO, George Valiotis, and community activists, Cathy Crawford, Will Dalgleish and Stephen Duffy.

MSP lends support to World AIDS Day

Western Isles MSP, Alasdair Allan, has taken part in HIV Scotland’s “What will you do?” campaign, organised as part of World AIDS Day.

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Festive campaign reminds motorists ‘best approach is none’.

Festive campaign reminds motorists ‘best approach is none’.

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that ‘the best approach is none’ as the Scottish Government and Road Safety Scotland launches its festive drink drive awareness campaign.

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Pictured is Shona Macleod with Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell MP, helping out on the Charles Macleod stand at the Taste of Scotland showcase.

Stornoway Black Pudding is a hit in London!

Charles Macleod Butchers Ltd of Stornoway were invited back to the Scotland Office at Whitehall in London, to participate in the 2016 Taste of Scotland showcase.

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CalMac wins Thistle Award

Caledonian MacBrayne has picked up VisitScotland’s west region Thistle Award for Working Together for Tourism.

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Revealed: The top baby names of 2016

Revealed: The top baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?

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Scots are celebrating St Andrew's Day

Test yourself with our St Andrew’s Day trivia quiz

As Scots across the world celebrate St Andrew’s Day, we’re giving you the chance to show how much you know about your country.

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Have you got what it takes to design our festive banners?

Have you got what it takes to design our festive banners?

Christmas and New Year are coming! How would you like to help us design the Christmas and New Year editions of the Stornoway Gazete?

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Comedian Rich Hall. Picture: Debra Hurford Brown

Interview: Rich Hall talks to Janet Christie

With his face like a chewed toffee and voice that’s been kippered then dragged behind a pickup truck along a dirt track, US comedian Rich Hall has been a welcome presence on our screens of late, talking us through the US election with radio shows, TV documentaries and appearances. His latest on Have I Got News for You following the shock victory of Donald Trump saw him issue a blanket apology on behalf of his country.

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Chocolate contains theobromine  - highly toxic to dogs

Thousands of dogs will be poisoned by chocolate this Christmas

Thousands of dogs could be fatally poisoned this Christmas by gobbling down festive chocolate treats left lying around by their owners, new research has shown.

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All ready to start planting at Ionad Stoodie.

Tree lined legacy at Point and Sandwick

More than 400 trees have been planted at Ionad Stoodie in Point in an event organised by Point Sport and Recreation Association and tied in with the AGM of Point and Sandwick Trust.

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Staff and tenants celebrate the grade 6 result at the recent review.

Excellent grade for Trust care

Trust Housing Association Ltd ’s two developments at Matheson Road and Lewis Street in Stornoway are celebrating being awarded a grade 6 of excellent by the Care Inspectorate.

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Young Scot call to nominate inspirational young people

Young Scot call to nominate inspirational young people

Young Scot officially launched the search for Scotland’s most inspiring young people as nominations open for the Young Scot Awards 2017.

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Remembrance Service

Remembrance Service

On 11 November the whole school attended a service of remembrance in the central courtyard.

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Doctor Doctor

Doctor Doctor

A man walked into the doctor’s. The doctor said “I haven’t seen you in a long time”. The man replied, “I know I’ve been ill”.

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The Sir Iain Noble Memorial Lecture recalled the life and poetry of Sorley MacLean. Picture are: Margaret Nicolson, John Norman MacLeod, Murdo Beaton, Ian MacDonald, Boyd Robertson, Lucilla Noble, Donald MacDonald & Calum Graham.

Sir Iain Noble Memorial Lecture recalls life of poet Sorley MacLean

The fifth Sir Iain Noble Memorial Lecture was delivered by Ian MacDonald recently at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye.

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Bring Mhairi Maciver Home Fund

The proceeds of a Bingo Night at Laxdale School and a whole school sponsored walk for the ‘Bring Mhairi Maciver Home Fund,’ by pupils totalled £5000. Pictured is Connor Maciver receiving a cheque from Ms C I Macleod, HT and Mrs B Mackay PT. Connor, Chloe and Kyle Maciver were all pupils at Laxdale and we do hope that this contribution will make a difference.

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